Asphodelus fistulosus L.
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
(english: onionweed, pink asphodel)
[Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.]
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Luigi Rignanese  
Plants annuals or short-lived perennials; root crowns thickened with many fibrous roots. Stems branched or unbranched, 20-70 cm. Leaves 5-35 cm × 2-4 mm; blade cylindrical or slightly flattened adaxially, hollow, glabrous except on margins. Inflorescences simple racemes to open panicles with ascending branches, 15-70 cm; bracts white, 4-7 mm. Flowers diurnal, closing in evening and during cloudy weather; tepals white to pale pink, oblong, obtuse, 5-12 × 2-3 mm, vein dark pink or brown; longest stamens equaling style. Capsules 5-7 mm, transversely wrinkled. Seeds 3-4 mm, rugose. 2n = 28, 56. Flowering late winter--spring. Roadsides, fields, waste places; 0--1400 m; introduced; Calif., N.Mex., Tex.; sw Europe; sw Asia; n Africa; widely naturalized (Australia, Mexico, New Zealand); expected elsewhere. Asphodelus fistulosus has become a noxious weed in California and in other places with Mediterranean climates worldwide.

Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
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Luigi Rignanese  
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Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
Asphodelus fistulosus image
Luigi Rignanese  
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Katherine Darrow  
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